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The transmission does nothing at all , not moving the car one bit.WHY?

(1999 Lincoln Continental)
in Covington, KY on August 09, 2012
I bought the car with this problem and cannot find why it does not pull or go in reverse. I mean it does nothing! previous owner says it went out all at once without any warning sighns .The fluid is clean. its full ,,and overall its in excellent condition .Is there anything that could make this happen that I can check?
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on August 09, 2012
They may have just done a fluid change on a failed trans to make it look clean for someone to buy thinking 'the fluids clean so it can't be a bad trans.' Just a thought ... I hope I'm wrong. and I'm sorry for that sounding rude , but I don't mean it that way , just can't think of another way of saying it.Is there any sound it makes that changes when shifted out of park or neutral into gear , like a whining or mettalic scraping? May have a failed torque converter.Other almost to obvious , is the linkage all connected does the shifter feel like it's actually changing from p-r-n-d-l?(resistance in shift lever)
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on August 10, 2012
Thank you ! And your thoughts are probabbly correct about the fluid being changed prior to my purchase .Most folks will try a fluid change first,and you are not being rude at all .The car does nothing,,RPM Does not fluxuate either and no noise either ,thats what has me ,a bad pump or clutches i think would show in some form .The linkage is intact also and drive shaft ok too. I was wondering if it could be a selinoid or relay ,or anything electrical that could cause it. Probabbly just burnt out ,but again I would think the fluid should have some type of smell attached even if if its new .That burnt smell is very distinctive and should show somewhat i would think. But ,,I dont know !L O L .. Thats why I am here ,,lol,,thanks again,Gelman
of Greg's Orange Auto on August 10, 2012
get a free diag and est from aamco then shop pricing
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on August 10, 2012
I imagine I will after I have exhausted every other option. Just old school bull headed I guess lol.. .But thank you for the response ,Gelman
on August 10, 2012
I understand ... best of luck!
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